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The report covers the case of a 54-year-old patient who experienced massive pulmonary embolism and cardiac arrest during surgery. 

Mojca Konia, MD, PhD, MACM, University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Anesthesiology has been appointed as the new Director of Simulation Education for the Minneapolis VA Healthcare System, working with Dr.

NeuroSafe 2019, the fourth annual two-day national symposium dedicated to improving neurosurgical quality and safety, concluded on August 9 in U of M’s McNamara Alumni Center. This year’s event inspired one attendee from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System to write, “Excited to share the knowledge gained at Neurosafe 2019 with neurosurgery and quality and safety teams. Already looking forward to next year.”

The five year project aims to study an enzyme-driven mutation process in breast cancer cells.

Mason Christofferson was born almost two months early in January 2019. As they were preparing to leave the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in a Duluth, MN, hospital, the care team told Mason’s parents, Jen and Brian, that his head was growing too fast. “They did a CT scan and saw that he had hydrocephalus,” said Jen. “They sent us down to Minneapolis and he started seeing Dr. [Carolina] Sandoval, [pediatric neurosurgeon at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital]. They did an MRI at the hospital to determine how bad the hydrocephalus was and told us he would need a shunt.”

Vasudha Goel, MD, Assistant Professor in the University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Anesthesiology, co-authored a paper titled “Complications Associated with Stellate Ganglion Nerve Block: A Systematic Review” published in the Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine Journal. 

Vasudha Goel, MD, Assistant Professor in the University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Anesthesiology co-authored a paper titled “Indented Intrathecal Drug Delivery System with Loss of Reservoir Volume” published in the Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine Journal.  

The University of Minnesota Medical School ranks second in the nation for training Native American physicians.

The SCI Leadership Team Initiatives
Faculty at the University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute lead a portfolio of research projects that are designed with translational intent.

In one of the brightly painted hallways in Smiley’s clinic hangs a cheerful bulletin board peppered with flyers and infographics.

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